BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Planning Data Analyst (Planner Specialist)

The City of Kelowna is seeking a Planning Data Analyst with a specialization in GIS and data analytics. This role will conduct research and analysis of housing market trends, economic factors, growth strategy forecasting, housing affordability, and other factors influencing Kelowna's long-range policies. We are looking for a candidate who will use innovative data science approaches and methodologies/techniques to build workflows and/or models for advanced Geo-spatial analysis. This position will analyze statistics and generates projections in support of specific aspects of planning such as land use, housing, labour force and population; identifies data trends; interprets and explains data and presents in a suitable format.

We are looking for someone who has strong experience in dealing with big data using multiple data sources and regression analysis, spatial/non-spatial econometric modeling, and GIS. Someone who understands municipal planning, data analytics and future social, environmental, and economic trends and enjoys working in a sophisticated technical environment utilizing various modeling and programming tools.
We are looking for positive team players with related experience, great communication skills and a proactive and innovative attitude. A university degree in Planning, Urban Geography, Architecture, or other related discipline and holds professional credibility or is eligible for CIP membership with AIBC.

Help create Kelowna as a City of the Future. Our diverse and dynamic team strives to innovate to make things better, work as one team, serve proudly and lead responsibly. Live, work and play in one of Canada’s fastest growing cities. Kelowna boasts miles of lake access, public areas and outdoor recreation opportunities, a vibrant downtown and cultural scene, healthy and connected neighborhoods, and a world-renowned College and University. You’re only a quick link to the world via the Kelowna International Airport.  

Grow your career in an organization that supports employee work-life balance and career and professional development. This is a CUPE bargaining unit position with an hourly rate of $45.87 per hour plus employer-paid comprehensive benefits, an earned day off program, paid vacation and one of Canada’s top pension plans. 
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Applications must be received by end of day July 15th, 2022.

The City of Kelowna has a COVID vaccination policy that requires all staff to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and ongoing employment.

Applicants not contacted within three weeks of the closing date are thanked for their interest

Organization: Kelowna (City)
Professional Categories: Planning & Development, Data Analysis
Posted: June 23, 2022, 3:29 pm
Expires: July 15, 2022, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $45.87 Hour